Police Inspector facing murder charge dies by suicide

 

A Police Inspector facing murder charges,  Inspector Okon Essien has died by suicide. According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, he allegedly took his life to avoid trial.

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“On 5/2/2020 at about 0130hours, one Inspector Okon Essien detained in State CID cell Yaba for allegedly shooting and killing one Hassan UsmanStanley ‘m’ was reported to have killed himself.

“The suspect was arrested at Akodo on 31/1/2020 at about 0240hours alongside three of his colleagues namely; Inspector Lawrence Adegboye, Inspector Olorunloju Olusegun and Sgt Ovbioghi Joseph.

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“The Police Officers were said to have intercepted four suspects namely, Samson Ugonah ‘m’, Omachi Godwin ‘m’, Hassan Usman Stanley ‘m’ and Prosper Okoye ‘m’ along Area 12, Offshore Oil Dangote Refinery Project, Akodo.




“Inspector Okon Essien was alleged to have shot at one of the suspects, Hassan Usman Stanley resulting to his death.

“The Policemen were arrested and taken to State CID Yaba for investigation. While in custody, the said Inspector Okon Essien is alleged to have killed himself.

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“His corpse has been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy. The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered an in depth investigation into the case. Investigation is ongoing”, he stated.



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